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The show that never ends: the rise and fall of prog rock

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W. W. Norton & Company
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[2017]
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English

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The Show That Never Ends is the definitive story of the extraordinary rise and fall of progressive ́(proǵ) rock. Epitomized by such classic, chart-topping bands as Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, and Emerson Lake & Palmer, along with such successors as Rush, Marillion, Asia, Styx, and Porcupine Tree, prog sold hundreds of millions of records. It brought into the mainstream concept albums, spaced-out cover art, crazy time signatures, multitrack recording, and stagecraft so bombastic it was spoofed in the classic movie This Is Spinal Tap. Weigel explains exactly what waś progressivé about prog rock and how its complexity and experimentalism arose from such precursors as the Beach Boyś Pet Sounds and the Beatleś Sgt. Pepper. He traces prog's popularity from the massive success of Procol Harum'ś Whiter Shade of Palé and the Moody Blues'́ Nights in White Satiń in 1967. He reveals how prog's best-selling, epochal albums were made, including The Dark Side of the Moon, Thick as a Brick, and Tubular Bells. And he explores the rise of new instruments into the prog mix, such as the synthesizer, flute, mellotron, ańdfamouslýthe double-neck guitar. The Show That Never Ends is filled with the candid reminiscences of proǵs celebrated musicians. It also features memorable portraits of the vital contributions of producers, empresarios, and technicians such as Richard Branson, Brian Eno, Ahmet Ertegun, and Bob Moog. --

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